Woodrow Wilson Fellow Richard Halloran to Speak on Rising of China

October 12, 2009

Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow and Asia expert Richard Halloran will deliver a special lecture, “Revival of the Middle Kingdom: Rising China in the 21st Century,” on Thursday, October 22 at 8 p.m. in AJ Villalobos Hall, 7214 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA, Whittier College. For more information please contact the Office of the President, 562.907.4201. The lecture is part of the College’s East Asia Studies program and is made possible with the assistance of a federal grant secured with the help of U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez.

Halloran is a columnist for The Rising East magazine. He previously worked for The New York Times, serving as a military and defense correspondent and as Bureau Chief for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the central Pacific region. At The Washington Post, he served as Economic Correspondent in Washington and as Northeast Asia Bureau Chief. Halloran’s books include Japan: Images and Realities; Serving America: Prospects for the Volunteer Force; and Sparky: A Political Portrait of Senator Spark M. Matsunaga of Hawaii. His articles have appeared in major newspapers including The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribuneand his awards include the Gerald Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense, the U.S. Army Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service, and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council’s Media Award for Lifetime Achievement. Halloran is a senior fellow at the Center for War, Peace, and the News Media. He has taught at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, the Pacific Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the University of Hawaii, Manoa.